Doctor insights on:
Brain Eating Amoeba
How long does it take for a brain eating amoeba or any other amoeba to reach your brain from your nose and start doing what it does like feeding?
PAM: You might be thinking of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (pam), an infection from amoebas that can live in warm (above 85 degrees f) freshwater lakes, rivers, and some hot springs. Symptoms start in 1-7 days after exposure, but exposure is more common than disease. Inhaling infested water allows the infective trophozoite to cross from nose into brain. Ruptured eardrums provide another path. ...Read more
I was looking at the news and i heard a teen had something call brain eating amoeba what. Kind of disease is that and how do u get it pleaz help?
Not likely: This actually is an interesting question. There are no guarantees in life and you could get an amoeba at any time. However, it would be really unlikely with first potable and then filtered water. I would assume you are using clean municipal water and then extra filtering it with Brita. So, the risk is low, but there are just no guarantees: nothing in medicine is ever 100% ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am from Louisiana & my parish informed us the water tested positive for Naegleria fowleri "Brain eating amoeba. " How easy is it to become infected?
What type of symptoms and how severe would they be after getting infected by brain eating amoeba, 8 days after infection?
Asking Questions: You are asking a question that could take up a whole textbook to answer. It is always better here to give us your symptoms without an 'internet' diagnosis and see how we respond to this with the most common possibilities. ...Read more
As I was drinking I accidentally inhaled a little bit of bottled water. What's the chance that I could get the brain eating amoeba from that?
Not top: on my list of things to worry about from bottled water aspiration. I think you'll be alright. ...Read more
I used a Neti Pot today for my sinus I used tap water should I be concerned of Brain-Eating Amoeba I read about it today and have myself scared
Not in Canada or USA: The Amoeba infections occurred mostly in India in areas of polluted water. This is NOT the case in 1st world countries where water is treated with chlorination. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Brain structures functions associated with eating healthy
- Do humans get brain damage from eating meat?
- How does eating too much sugar affect your brain?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Amoeba brain
- Brain amoeba symptoms
- Amoeba brain infection
- Eating disorders and the brain
- Talk to a neurologist online